By Richard Bammer
Solano Community College and Department of Defense officials recently honored an SCC leader for supporting school employees who serve in the National Guard and U.S. military reserve units, it has been announced.
Shirley Lewis, a dean at the SCC Vallejo Center, was recognized by the college’s governing board during its March 1 meeting.
She also received the Patriot Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for, according to the citation, “Contributing to the National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by Supporting Employee Participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”
“It is truly an honor to receive this award and to work for a college whose employees not only work with dedication for our students, but many are also Guard and Reserve service members and veterans,” Lewis, who earned a doctoral degree, said in a press release.